Category: Goss’s wilt

Corn School: Counting Cobs While Singing a Country Tune

Growers in the east and west can both attest to the truth in Luke Bryan’s lyrics about rain and corn this year, but for different reasons. While drought-stressed corn plants in parts of Ontario have failed to produce cobs, the crop has benefited from plenty of moisture on the prairies. “I’ve always jokingly said — and… Read more »

Corn School: Early Frost and Goss’s Wilt May Take Bite Out of Yields

With reports of the first corn fields being harvested in Manitoba, producers will soon find out the extent to which early frost and Goss’s Wilt reduced yields. Both frost and Goss’s cause premature drydown of the leaves, explains Dieter Schwarz, market development agronomist with Pride Seeds, in this Corn School episode. “Once you’ve lost your green and… Read more »

Be Watchful of Goss’s Wilt, Corn Growers

Have you seen Goss’s wilt in your corn fields? Chances are you haven’t, unless you farm in Manitoba’s Red River Valley. Even then, the bacteria is not widespread, and a few environmental conditions have to converge in order to create conditions for the disease to thrive. That said, the bacteria does lurk in Western Canada,… Read more »